Wednesday, January 7, 2015
U.S. prosecutors on Monday charged two men with conspiring to overthrow the government of Gambia in a failed coup ostensibly aimed at restoring democracy to the small West African nation.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Former interior minister Habib Essid, who held a number of posts under Tunisia's ousted regime, has been tasked with forming a government as prime minister designate, he told reporters Monday.
At least five people were killed in a gun attack Monday on a Malian army base close to the Mauritanian frontier, military sources said.
Libya's internationally recognized government said Monday that its aircraft bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna, killing two crewmen and drawing condemnation from Greece.
Monday, January 5, 2015
At least 100 rebels have been killed after a cross-border attack against the central African nation of Burundi from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a top military source told AFP Sunday.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The U.S. military on Wednesday confirmed killing the intelligence chief of Somalia's Shabab militants in an air strike this week, saying it dealt a setback to the al-Qaida-linked group.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh returned home overnight after a failed coup launched while he was outside the country, a military source said Wednesday, as fears mounted of possible reprisals by his regime.
At least 35 people are now confirmed to have been killed in clashes between Burundi's army and members of an unidentified rebel group near the Democratic Republic of Congo border, an official said Wednesday.
A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the headquarters of Libya's internationally recognized parliament Tuesday, wounding three lawmakers, a legislator said.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a US$3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday.